App Support for Neonatal Palliative Care

Caring for babies with life-limiting conditions, and supporting their families, brings its own set of challenges for the staff of neonatal palliative care units. A medical app, containing a clear set of principles and guidelines from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, is designed to underpin the care that staff provide through this difficult time.

The app, entitled Practical Guidance for the Management of Palliative Care on Neonatal Units, is the result of a creative and investment partnership between digital medical developers Imagineear and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and its charity, CW+.

The app’s content complements existing resources. It has been developed by members of the multidisciplinary neonatal team at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It covers: Practical aspects of infant care including pain relief; Symptom relief; Comfort and dignity; The management of prognostic uncertainties; And the provision of support to families during their baby’s illness and after death. The app also provides a database of national contacts, and local contacts that can be tailored to the geographical location of individual hospital trusts or organisations.

The process encompassed rigorous stakeholder consultation, including organisations that provide support to partners and families in the target population.

The app is now available for download on the iTunes and Googleplay app stores.

For all enquiries contact Clare Cooper-Hammond. Details below.

 

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For further information please contact:

Clare Cooper-Hammond
Imagineear Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)845 680 7770
clarecooperhammond@imagineear.com

About Imagineear Ltd

Imagineear is a leading provider of multimedia content and technology solutions. We design and produce multilingual content, which we often integrate with existing archive materials, as well as live audio. We publish to smartphones, and to smart devices on-site, working with sports venues, cultural sites and the healthcare sector. In London and Amsterdam we have experienced content, hardware, software and data solution teams. Our goal is to help our clients deliver exceptional value and memorable experiences to their visitors, both on- and off-site. www.imagineear.com

About CW+

The Art and Science of Patient Care – Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity

We exist to make care better for patients and their families through pioneering research, innovation, art and design. www.cwplus.org.uk

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